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Culture:Assyrian
Title:Gem
Date Made:ca. 500 BCE
Materials:serpentine, cylindrical shape
Place Made:from Nineveh
Measurements:Overall: 13/16 in x 1/2 in; 2.1 cm x 1.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC SEAL.XX.7
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Description:
Two fire altars? topped by seven dots of Pleiades at left and right; single figures possibly human; opposite columns, short column with crescent top

Tags:
ancient; gemstones; columns; worship

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